Here's what I actually said:
Whatever situation has Condi Rice referring to George II as her "husb--" is among her, Laura and the sad excuse for a man between them.
If I'd meant to say that this proves that Bush and Rice are having an affair, I'd have said, "This proves that Bush and Rice are having an affair." Frankly, I hope they're not. Dr. Rice is an intelligent, handsome woman who can certainly do better for herself than Boy George.
That said, I think you're reaching when you try to find alternate explanations such as their working closely together. I can't recall anyone of my acquaintance ever confusing "my boss" with "my husb--" or "my wi--," no matter how in synch they were on the job. Nor do I think anyone in Dr. Rice's sensitive position would make a "joke" of this nature, the less so when apparently she and everyone else at the table was thoroughly embarassed by it.
But that leaves us with the rather sad situation of Dr. Rice in love with her boss, whether it's requited or un-. Like it or not, there's a triangle of a sort. But my actual point, which both you and Mr. Calgary seem to have missed, is that whatever the case, it's none of our damned business.
Let me repeat that: a President's private life, of whatever party or political leaning, is none of our damned business.
Any more than Monica was any of our damned business.